The links below will take you to the latest information on assessment from STA
KS1 tests: access arrangements - https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/key-stage-1-tests-access-arrangements
KS2 tests: how to apply for a timetable variation - https://www.gov.uk/guidance/key-stage-2-tests-how-to-apply-for-a-timetable-variation
KS2 tests: access arrangements - https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/key-stage-2-tests-access-arrangements
STA assessment update - 5 December - https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/sta-assessment-update-5-december-2017
Latest inspection updates
The link below provides information on the new arrangements for short inspections.
Safeguarding Boards Training Dates for April 2018 - March 2019
We are receiving a number of enquiries relating to training dates for next year. Our training calendar runs from April to March. The programme for courses from April 2018 will be added to the system in February 2018 and announced here.
The status of training remaining in 2017/18 is :
Working Together to Safeguard Children : 10th Jan 2018 : full with a long waiting list
Responding to Domestic Abuse : 19th Jan 2018 : Full
Emotional Abuse and Neglect : 6th Feb 2018 : Full with a long waiting list
Responding to Domestic Abuse : 13th Feb 2018 : Full
Child Sexual Exploitation (Morning session) : 28th Feb 2018 : spaces
Child Sexual Exploitation (afternoon session) : 28th Feb 2018 : spaces
Foundation Course Refresher Training (Update) : 13th Mar 2018 : Full with a long waiting list
Responding to Domestic Abuse : 14th Mar 2018 : Full
Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) and Managing Allegations : 14th March am : spaces
Child Protection Conferences : 14th March pm : spaces
New dates for all course will be issued in February 2018.
Measles outbreak in Liverpool
To all Schools, Nurseries and Alternative Education Providers in Cheshire and Merseyside
There is a measles outbreak in Liverpool affecting unimmunised children. Measles is highly infectious and I would be grateful if you could share the message below with parents and guardians of children in your care.
Please exclude any child with suspected measles for 5 days after onset of rash. Staff members can get MMR vaccine from their GP if they require it. MMR vaccine can be given to adults of any age.
MESSAGE FOR ALL PARENTS/GUARDIANS ABOUT MEASLES AND MMR VACCINE
There is a measles outbreak in Liverpool affecting unvaccinated children. Measles is highly infectious. It can cause serious illness and can sometimes be fatal. Vaccination with 2 doses of MMR is the only way to protect children and young people.
The first MMR vaccine is given to toddlers at the age of 13 months and the second injection at around 3 years and 4 months before your child goes to school. MMR can be given to older children, teenagers and young adults if they missed their injections when they were younger.
Contact your GP practice if your child needs an MMR vaccine. The vaccine is free. If you are not sure if your child needs an MMR vaccine, you can contact the GP to ask.
Measles is not just a little kids’ problem. Teenagers, young adults and anyone who has missed their MMR vaccination can get measles.
The first signs of measles are
· Cough, runny nose and red sore eyes
· After a few days, a spotty rash appears. It starts on the face and neck and spreads to the rest of the body.
If you think your child has measles, ring your GP practice for advice. Don’t turn up to the surgery, walk in centre or to Accident and Emergency without calling ahead. The doctor will make special arrangements to see your child so that if your child has measles – they won’t pass it on to others.
Keep people with symptoms of measles away from others to avoid spreading measles, and stay away from school, nursery or work for 5 days after the onset of rash.
Travel advice: There are large outbreaks of measles currently in Romania, Italy or Germany. Make sure you are up to date with your MMR vaccine if you are planning to travel to these countries.
If you would like more information, see https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/measles/
New LADO and CPP training announced
Due to popular demand a new date has been added for both LADO / Managing Allegations training and Child Protection Conference Planning. These will take place on Wednesday 14th March 2018 and can be booked on this system.
Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) and Managing allegations half day course is from 09.30 - 12.30 and
Child Protection Conferences training is from 13.30 - 16.30
The sessions can be booked alone or both can be booked for a full days training (but both need to be booked separately).
Both courses are now available for booking via.
If you have any issues or questions, please call Janet on 01925 442896